jana banana

June 1, 2008

Crazy Cuteness and other stuff too.

Filed under: carmen, etsy, family, friends, knitting, me — Tags: , — Jana @ 10:55 pm

Buckle your safety belts, this is going to be a long one!

So my husband did the sweetest thing the other day, he went and read my entire blog! Ok so some of you may be thinking “What the heck?” am I right. Yes I know, to the common person, having my husband read my blog doesn’t seem like a big deal, or maybe the fact that he has never read it before also alarms you, but there is a reason. For the past few years, or ever since we moved to California, Lee has had a job that required him to wake up at 4:30am and not return home until 6:30pm, so his zombie like state when he returned home prevented him from having any desire to sit at the computer and read crap that I’m sure I told him about anyway. And he couldn’t read it at work because their servers had a block preventing them from going to any websites that weren’t work related. All of that made it hard for him to read it, but now that the ball and chain (AKA pain in the A Select Build) is no longer hanging around my husband’s neck hour after hour, he suddenly has a new wave of energy that he hasn’t had in a while. (read: he is starting his own company, so if anyone needs any landscape construction/maintenance go to his website here- GreenBeeService.com)

So I thought it was particularly sweet that he sat down and read the entire thing in one sitting.

Anyway he re-brought to my attention that the first couple of months of my blog have pictures missing from them (I have known for a little while but have been ignoring it and hoping it would just go away). I guess the picture host Tiny Pic that I started using when I first started this blog decided to move or delete half of my Fracking pictures unbeknownst to me, and so now I have to go back and re upload them so that the first half of my blog makes any sense. Well, needless to say, I am beginning to rue the day I ever stumbled on effing Tiny pic in the first place, because it is a lot of work to put all those pictures back on and there is no payoff. No one is going to see these posts because they are years old and people probably already commented on them anyway. So other than my own personal journaling sake, I have no motivation. And I am just getting kind of T.O.’d because I’m sure the other half that hasn’t disappeared yet… will eventually. Grrrrr.

One good thing that did come of all of this is that I got to look back at all the old pictures of Carmen, and I am about to die of adorableness overload. I know I blogged these before but she is just so cute they deserve another go around.

On another topic, It must have been my birthday or christmas yesterday or something, because despite the sick child (who is doing much better, by the way) it was kind of an avalanche of awesomeness. My hubby made me a deal that if I got Carmen put in bed that he would go pick us up some White Lime… So I said “of course!” Which was actually a great deal for me because it was my night to put her to bed anyway. And as he was walking out the door, he told me that there were two packages sitting on the porch for me. Which, I don’t know about you, but having any package waiting for you is just about the best thing ever… Even if you were expecting it. So I opened the big one first which was full of Neutrals Licorice yarn! Yay!

My brother in law Morgan and his wife Bethany found me a ton of that yarn, Which I could not be more stoked about because I was starting to get discouraged, and was trying to prepare myself to say goodbye to that yarn forever. But now it looks like I have enough to last me a while. So thanks guys!

Then I opened the other package, and it was the new knitting book I have been waiting for months to come out!

Knit one, Embellish too. by Cosette Cornelius-Bates

I have actually been reading this girl’s blog for a long time, admiring her artistic approach to knitting. And a while ago she was super sweet in sending me instructions on how to make a square beanie for Carmen… Even though she didn’t know I was going to buy her book anyway! She has some super cute stuff in here and I can’t wait to make some of them.

Then Lee got back with my cheesecake flavor frozen yogurt with marshmallow cream and pomegranate sauce… MMMM!

Then I got an email from the amazing and beautiful Wendy from blue lily and she had finished the photo’s of the red baby cozy I made for my shop… Which were adorable, so check them out:

And to just put a cherry on top of all that sweetness, her awesome photos of my little cozy, helped it sell in less than 24 hours! That has got to be some kind of record! I have one more of these that I am going to post in my shop tonight, so if you have your heart set on it, you might not want to wait… It is the last of this color in my stash, until I can find more (which is getting harder and harder these days…Eve tsk tsk!).

Is it possible to have so much awesomeness in one day? That wasn’t even all of it… but this post is getting extreme and I don’t want to make you any more jealous! :)



  1. two words:


    Comment by Me — June 1, 2008 @ 11:40 pm

  2. Great post. Great husband. Cutest little girl ever!

    Comment by Kat Clark — June 1, 2008 @ 11:53 pm

  3. That baby cozy is lovely, and that baby looks SO happy in it! Great job, no wonder it sold quickly!

    Comment by Julie — June 2, 2008 @ 5:45 am

  4. I didn’t say it! Sure, I may have if you didn’t beat me to the punch.

    That is a lot of awesomeness for one day! The red cozy is so FREAKING CUTE.

    Comment by Eve — June 2, 2008 @ 6:43 am

  5. Ahhhh, this is such a great post. I am so glad that Lee is getting to spend more time with you. And, to add to your awesomeness – you won the warmer on my blog. So, things are looking up!

    Comment by Misty — June 2, 2008 @ 6:54 am

  6. the carmen baby pics are so freakin cute! and yeah for an awsome day! sounds fun. especially the part about putting carmen to bed for some WL? what the crap? i want WL for puttin my kids to bed!!!

    Comment by lauren — June 2, 2008 @ 8:51 am

  7. What is White Lime? Never heard of it… I feel so out of the loop. You’ll have to fill me in.

    Comment by Tami — June 2, 2008 @ 12:20 pm

  8. What a roller coaster of emotions on THAT entry! It is nice to have a little more husband…I hear ya! And that baby cozy looks soo cute. I’m really jealous you got all that yarn–I secretly really want it. Bad.

    Comment by Krystal — June 2, 2008 @ 12:25 pm

  9. Wow! Carmen has changed sooo much! Those pictures are definitely worth a second go round. Darn cute! Lee’s site looks amazing. I’m in awe of all your awesomeness. :)

    Comment by Melinda — June 2, 2008 @ 12:53 pm

  10. good stuff.
    my husband only gets on about once a week, and then can only handle about 5 minutes, so your man is to be commended!

    Comment by mindi — June 2, 2008 @ 9:00 pm

  11. So great to have Lee around a little more. Good luck to Lee & you in your new business venture. I have no doubts that whatever Lee touches turns to gold. He’s such a hard worker and I think you’ll do great. The site looks great, by the way, too. I love the cute photos of Carmie!! It’s so fun to go back and see how much these little ones change. It seems to happen as if it were overnight too. Sounds like life is treating you guys good. Love ya tons.

    Comment by Gwenny — June 3, 2008 @ 9:08 am

  12. So much good news! I’m glad you’re so happy! I think it’s awesome that your husband read your whole blog! The other night, my husband, Mike said that he liked the music on my blog. I said, “How often do you look at it?” He said, “All the time.” I was shocked! I think the guys like it a little more than they lead on!

    Comment by Holly — June 3, 2008 @ 12:06 pm

  13. The baby cozy is so cute. I need an awesome day like that about now. A little white lime could cheer me up quick though.

    Comment by jessica — June 4, 2008 @ 2:29 pm

  14. Mmm… White Lime, I’m an addict! Those cozies are so cute it almost makes me what another one!

    Comment by jenn handy — June 4, 2008 @ 4:51 pm

  15. Wow good luck on the new biz. The website looks awesome.

    Comment by linds — June 7, 2008 @ 1:56 pm

  16. I dont know where you got that word Fracking but I am going to start using it. do i need some sort of permission?

    Comment by Carly — June 9, 2008 @ 9:59 pm

  17. I am so glad you got your yarn. YEAH!!!! That was reallly nice of your husband to read your whole blog. Andrew still doesn’t even know how to get to ours.

    Comment by Shannon — June 10, 2008 @ 8:27 am

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